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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant swears on air after failing easy question

Mirror logo Mirror 25/01/2021 Nika Shakhnazarova

A contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire couldn't help but swear live on air after losing out on £15,000.

Bristol-born Justin Beattie appeared on the hit ITV show on Sunday as he was tasked with answering a question for a nice sum of £32,000.

However Justin got answer wrong, despite still having four lifelines left at his disposal.

Justin - who spent 25 years as a submarine safety engineer - breezed through the first few rounds until he reached £16,000.

Host Jeremy Clarkson asked him to identify an athlete who had retired at 26 before making an unsuccessful comeback eight years later.

a man wearing glasses: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire © ITV Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Justin felt the answer was "definitely" athlete Carl Lewis – however the correct answer was tennis player Björn Borg.

Justin answered the final question with total confidence.

It was then when a shocked Jeremy said: "You've just lost £15,000. I'm heartbroken. Well, not as much as you are."

Jeremy Clarkson in a suit and tie sitting in front of a computer screen: Who Wants to be a Millionaire © ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire

After a long pause, Justin was naturally disheartened - and what came next was a slew of swear words that expressed his sheer frustration.

"That's a first. Nobody's ever said that," the former Top Gear host told Justin as he chuckled at the reaction.

Justin entered the game show in hopes of winning at least £32,000 to be able to start a micropub.

"They tend to serve local real ale from within a 20 or 30 mile radius," he explained.

a man wearing glasses: Who Wants to be a Millionaire © ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire

"They're really stripped down and basic, with casks and kegs of real ale and local cider. And I really fancy that."

Unfortunately, Justin walked away with just £1,000 - meaning that his dream of kickstarting a micropub will have to happen later.

Tweeting a clip from the programme, Jeremy penned on Twitter : "Felt bad that poor submarine man went out."

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